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November 8, 2014

Rabies Clinic
November 8, 2014, 1:00-3:00
Independence DPW Garage
Route 46, Great Meadows, NJ

October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat Hours
5 pm – 8 pm

October 9, 2014


The regular monthly meeting of the Independence Municipal Utilities Authority scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014, time has been changed to 7:00 PM. As of October 22, 2014 meetings will be held at the Independence Township Municipal Building, 286B Route 46, Great Meadows, NJ at 7:00 PM. Action will be taken.

October 2, 2014

The fire hydrants between 25 & 27 Highland Rd and 43 & 45 Highland Rd will be replaced next week. The work is scheduled to start on Monday, 10/6 and should be completed by Thursday, 10/9. During this period of time, you may experience a drop in water pressure and discolored water. The discolored water would be a result of sentiment in the pipes being stirred up; running your tap for a few minutes should clear the condition. If your pressure drops significantly, or if your water is discolored for a prolonged period of time, please notify the IMUA.

October 1 and 4, 2014

Basketball Sign-Ups

Boys and Girls 1st thru 8th grade


Wednesday October 1st
5:00pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday October 4th

Independence Green Acres Pavilion

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September 24, 2014

Support your local food pantry
Help is need to support the Vienna Methodist Church Food Pantry.
Local families in need.

Drop off items at the Municipal Building
8 am – 4 pm

September 13, 2014

Essentials for Effective Caregiving Conference
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July 26, 2014

Tom Kitchen Scholarship Fund
5K Walk/Run
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March 14, 2014

Health Department Announces Superstorm
Sandy Health and Well-Being Assessment Survey
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February 3, 2014

JCP&L Winter Storm Response

· Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) personnel are currently responding to and restoring widely scattered outages that are occurring as a result of today’s heavy snow storm.

· Additional personnel are available and are assisting in the restoration efforts.

· JCP&L reminds customers to immediately report any downed wires. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it’s no longer carrying electricity. Also, do not try to remove tree limbs from power lines. Wait for utility crews to arrive.

· To report a downed wire or outage customers should call 1-888- LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). Customers can also report outages on line at

· The latest storm information is also available via Twitter@JCP_L. and Facebook at

· JCP&L also is monitoring a second weather front that could bring some accumulation of ice late tomorrow and into Wednesday to northern New Jersey. The company has plans in place to respond to any outages caused by this severe weather.

January, 2014

Dog License Reminder

The State of New Jersey requires that all dogs be properly licensed with the municipality and that a door to a door census be performed to identify any unlicensed dogs.

Download Dog License Application (PDF format)

Licenses must be renewed by January 31st of each year. Failure to license your dog will result in additional fines and penalties.

If you own a dog that is not currently licensed, you must do so immediately. Licenses may be obtained from the Deputy Clerk, Monday thru Thursday, from the hours of 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Proof of a current rabies certificate must be valid thru October 31 of the current year and neutering/spaying papers (if applicable) must be presented at the time of licensing.

If you have any questions in reference to licensing your dog, please contact the municipal building at (908) 637-4133 ext. 1012.

Dog License Fees:  $8.00 neutered/spayed $11.00 if not neutered/spayed $5 late fee per month starting in February for each dog.

December 12, 2013

2014 Assessed Values are located on Appraisal Systems Web page


Go to "click here for our current revaluations"

Then go to "Township of Independence"

October 8, 2013

Enhanced JCP&L Power Outage Center
New JCP&L Mobile Website and App

August 14, 2013

The Township of Independence has successfully petitioned the Warren County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation to perform a reassessment program for the 2014 tax year. The reassessment will ensure uniform and equitable assessments within the Township and account for the recent changes in the real estate market. The Township has contracted Appraisal Systems, Inc. to assist me in conducting the reassessment program.

The first step in the reassessment process is the inspection of all properties in the Township. Based upon the contract with Appraisal Systems, Inc. and sanctioned by the Warren County Tax Board, representatives from Appraisal Systems, Inc. will be making an attempt to inspect each property. The firm will be supplied with the current property record card data maintained by the assessor's office and will have this in their possession during the visit to your property. If you are home during the visit to your property, please allow the field representative to conduct a full inspection (exterior and interior) to verify the existing property record card information. If someone is not home during the visit from the Appraisal firm, the Field Inspector will only conduct an exterior inspection of the property and any improvements thereon, and compare the data on the existing property record card with what they observe to be in place at the time of the inspection. Any differences will be noted and the record card changed to reflect the present condition of the property.

Appraisal Systems, Inc. representatives will carry photo identification and their names will be registered with the Town Hall. Please do not allow anyone to enter your home without proper identification. You will be requested to sign the field form used by the representative to acknowledge that an interior inspection was made. Please prepare the occupants of any rental units you may own concerning the inspection to be made.

Regardless of when a property is visited during this program, the new property values will all be determined based on their estimated market value as of October 1, 2013 (the statutory date required by law). Once all properties have been valued, property owners will be notified by mail of their proposed new assessed values and given an opportunity to schedule an informal meeting with a representative of the Appraisal firm in order to review their new assessment.

Any inquiries with respect to the inspection procedure should be directed to the firm at (800) 994-1999.

Donna Re, CTA Assessor

General Announcements

Municipal Building Hours

Clerk's Office
Monday through Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Construction Office
Tuesday through Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Municipal Building will be closed on Friday.

Breakfast at the Fire House
Independence Volunteer Fire Department
Second Sunday of the Month
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senior Citizen Meeting
Every Thursday at 12:00 Noon
Senior Center

Warren County Library - Northeast Branch
Route 46 East, Great Meadows, New Jersey
Phone 908-813-3858
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Be a Good Neighbor - Be Bear Aware
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Township of Independence • 286 Route 46 West • Great Meadows, New Jersey 07838 • Tel 908-637-4133 • Fax 908-637-8844